Doug believes passionately that metro-femto is the only way to achieve widespread high-capacity public mobile data service, giving operators who have already deployed residential femtocells a natural advantage. He also shares his views on LTE including the market with most potential, the close alignment between TD/FDD modes and SON (Self Organising Networks).
I spoke with Greg Fischer, Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom's Broadband Carrier Access line of business, into whom the new subsiduary will report, for his views on the femtocell market, how Percello will be integrated into Broadcom’s organisation and their future plans.
Femtocell ThinkFemtocell Leadership Interview with Andy Tiller, SVP Product Management and Marketing ip.access - October 2010
Andy is renowned for having his finger on the pulse of femtocell activities. Here we put him on the spot and ask him about recent announcements from Qualcomm and picoChip, try to nail down that pesky femtocell/picocell terminology debate and also look ahead at LTE.
Mark Hay, Managing and Technical Director of HSL, who have developed their own GSM femtocell subsystem, explains their benefits, provides a market update and even tells us how much they cost.
Manish Singh, VP Product Line Management at Continuous Computing explains what they've been doing on 4G LTE femtocells, proposes a two layer solution with LTE TDD mode femtocells and tells us of the different LTE femtocell system architecture choices still open.
We caught up with Nigel Toon, CEO of picoChip at the revent Femtocell World Summit. In this interview, Nigel explains what he plans to do with picoChip’s recently raised $20 million investment funding, shares his views on the state of the femtocell marketplace and how picoChip plans to address it. We've also recorded a 5 minute video interview with Nigel taken at last month's Femtocell World Summit.
Interview with David Swift, Senior Manager for Product Marketing Small Cell solutions at Alcatel-Lucent, who shares insights into their expanded range of femto based small cells, deployment experience and long term roadmap. He forecasts an additional 10 to 20 mobile operators launching femtocell service before end 2010, of which at least half are major players.
Public Wireless is a new US company pioneering the use of various femtocells and related small cell technology in public areas – providing unobtrusive coverage and capacity where cell towers wouldn’t otherwise be viable. Rich Kerr, the CEO, explains his approach and how it could be set to radically change the face of mobile cellsite topology.
We spoke with Dr. Ebrahim Bushehri, CEO and co-founder of Lime Microsystems. Their new single chip RF front end considerably simplifies the overall femtocell chip count and can operate in 3G and 4G air interfaces and frequency bands. We asked him what is so unique about their approach, how they can enter the market and for his views of overall femtocell market takeup.
Femtocell Interview with Prof Simon Saunders, Chairman of Femto Forum, Jan 2010
Simon took some time out to share details of what the Femto Forum is planning for the year ahead. Their recently approved 2010 priorities (published here first on ThinkFemtocell) include some new areas for femtocells. Simon explains in detail how the Forum plans to support the industry as it matures. He also reports back from the recent CES show in the USA and tells us what we can expect to see at Mobile World Congress.